IM Fahad Rahman ultimately finished fourth in the Hanoi Grandmaster Chess Tournament-2 despite playing out a draw against eventual champion GM Tran Tuan Minh of Vietnam in the ninth and final round in Hanoi yesterday.
Fahad, who maintained the lead till yesterday after beating two GMs and one WGM, has now 5.5 points from eight matches and shared the second position along with Swayams Mishra
Schools across the world have always been considered as breeding grounds of all forms of sports. Sports at school level in Bangladesh were once vibrant and paved the way for many famous athletes to emerge in the fields of football, cricket, chess, hockey, athletics, and many other disciplines. Some of the school-based competitions which created such an impact were Inter-school Football tournament, Nirman School Cricket tournament, Bata School Chess tournament, and so on.
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) clinched a silver and a bronze medal in the men's and women's chess events respectively in the Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship.
Ukraine women clinched gold at the 44th Chess Olympiad as the event concluded in Chennai on Tuesday.
It's not entirely unheard of that father and son have represented the same team at international level. Bangladesh, however, had been devoid of such distinction so far. Not anymore though.
The Daily Star (DS): You bagged the grandmaster appellation back in 2008. Tell us about that achievement.
Once a vibrant sport in the country, chess had apparently lost its charm since 2010 due to a dearth of organisers.
Premier Division Chess League, powered by Shah Cement, will see the highest number of Grand Masters participating in the tournament’s history. Seven of the 12 teams consist of a total of 18 GMs in the league, starting tomorrow at the Asia Hotel and Resort in Dhaka.
Indian teenage chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa won praise Tuesday for a stunning victory over world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online championship.
With less than three months’ training, Poly Khatun and Mim Akhter, children from the slums of Mirpur, have defeated internationally rated chess players.
Grand Master Enamul Hossain Rajib became champion in the Golden Jubilee of Independence 46th National Premier Chess Championship by beating FM Subrota Biswas in the 13th and final round in Dhaka yesterday.
The Daily Star (DS): How much do you enjoy still playing chess at the age of 77? RH: I love playing chess, that's why I am still playing it. While it is true that I'm taking on many budding players or even the third generation, but theyget opportunities we didn’t have during our childhood. We were asked to play outdoors instead of sitting in front of the chess board. Chess was once a game of aged players but it has turned into a game for children. I am playing chess with the same enthusiasm I had from the beginning mainly because I have nothing much to do at home.
GM Ziaur Rahman could not topple GM Enamul Hossain Razib in the Golden Jubilee of Independence 46th National Premier Chess Championship after playing out a draw against his son – Tahsin Tajwar Zia in the championship’s fifth round at the Crown Hall of Hotel Asia Resorts in Paltan yesterday.
Nodirbek Abdusattorov, 17, dethroned Magnus Carlsen as World Rapid Chess Champion in Warsaw on Tuesday by beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tiebreaker.
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen claimed his fifth world chess crown in Dubai on Friday with a crushing 7.5-3.5 victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi, who faded badly after going toe-to-toe with the Norwegian defending champion in the early games.